Do not be dualistic. Truly be one with your life as the subtle mind of nirvana. That is what subtle means. Something is subtle not because it is hidden, nor because it is elusive, but because it is right here. We don’t see it precisely because it is right in front of us. In fact, we are living it. When we live it, we don’t think about it. The minute we think about it, we are functioning in the dualistic state and don’t see our life as the subtle mind of nirvana. ~ Maezumi Roshi
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or another day that is special to you during this time of the year…I pray this for all of us…
May all sentient beings be happy and have the causes of happiness.
May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes if suffering.
May all sentient beings never be separated from the happiness that is free from suffering.
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free attachment and detachment.
“So you see, all the qualities of enlightenment are right here with us. We don’t need to look anywhere outside of the present moment.”
~ Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, a scholar and true yogi of the Great Perfection as told to Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
By the virtues collected in the three times
By myself and all beings in samsara and nirvana
And by the innate root of virtue,
May I and all sentient beings quickly attain
Unsurpassed, perfect complete, precious Enlightenment.
~ Dedication Prayer: Dakorma
The wise ones, ever meditative and steadfastly persevering, alone experience Nirvana, the incomparable freedom from bondage. – Buddha